The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things

The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

Book - 2016
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A man accused of sexual harassment tells the bizarre tale of the Lifebloom gift, which is accessed through the moles on people's skin ... In the late 21st century a mathematical formula has been discovered that allows a few gifted people to relieve others of their grief-but at what cost? ... A son charts the disintegration of his mother and his family, Nigerian immigrants to Utah ... The rivalries and rifts between two cousins raised as twins are recalled as one lies dead before the other ... A girl acts as protector when her sister's mental-health problems cause consternation in a South African village ... The authors shortlisted for the 2016 Caine Prize are: Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya) for The Lifebloom Gift Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Tope Folarin (Nigeria) for Genesis Bongani Kona (Zimbabwe) for At Your Requiem Lidudumalingani (South Africa) for Memories We Lost They are joined by 12 writers from six African countries who took part in the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held this year in Zambia, where they each produced a special story for this volume. Book jacket.
Publisher: Northampton, Massachusetts :, Interlink Books,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781566560160
Branch Call Number: SS DAIL
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Interlink Books


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